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Holographic confocal microscopy imaging using HOLOFIL

Updated: Jun 11, 2020

Confocal microscopy produces slices set of 2D images which when combined in 360 degree provide a 3D model representation. The confocal microscopes range in their specifications from a few tens of thousands to a couple of hundreds of thousands based on the fundamental technology being used. The data being generated by them can be presented in a much better way for a better visual representation further by doing a bit of tuning.

The video below is the holographic 3D representation of confocal microscopes from Luxendo one of the clients of HOLOFIL. HOLOFIL can be used to show-case the confocal microscopy datasets in a much better presentable format than seeing it only on a flat screen.

This allows a much better representation format for an effective user engagement and making the science interesting. This can be also made real time in the future by integration of the output directly into the device.

At the moment the 3D content is created by using open-source softwares such as ImageJ which allows combination of sliced 2D images into a 3D stack and then export it as an animation with 360 turntable rotation. The content is tuned a bit with the black background and enhancing the boundary detection to improve the contrast etc.

In a nutshell the confocal and other 3D datasets in the scientific and healthcare fields can be presented visually in a much more better way in devices such as HOLOFIL to use them during demos, events, exhibitions, user engagement activities to make the science more presentable.

The best part of using HOLOFIL is then being able to upload such data in HOLOFIL in a much faster way once its available from the scientific devices by processing it a bit in the software pipelines and making it much more appealing than its raw format.

Science need to be engaging because its already serious enough and devices like HOLOFIL can bridge that gap in a much more effective way.

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